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Pigs and Battleships (1961)
"Buta to gunkan" (original title)

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In post-war Japan, people are working hard, but never so much more than the Yakuza. In the city of Yokosuka, Kinta and his lover Haruko brave the post-occupation period with a goal to be ... See full synopsis »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroyuki Nagato ...
Kinta
Jitsuko Yoshimura ...
Haruko
Masao Mishima ...
Himori
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Slasher Tetsuji
Shirô Ôsaka ...
Hoshino
Takeshi Katô ...
Ohachi
Shôichi Ozawa ...
Gunji, Gangster in check shirt
Yôko Minamida ...
Katsuyo
Hideo Sato ...
Kikuo
Eijirô Tôno ...
Kan'ichi
Akira Yamauchi ...
Sakiyama
Sanae Nakahara ...
Hiromi
Kin Sugai ...
Haruko's mother
Bumon Kahara ...
Harukoma
Tomio Aoki ...
Kyuro
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In post-war Japan, people are working hard, but never so much more than the Yakuza. In the city of Yokosuka, Kinta and his lover Haruko brave the post-occupation period with a goal to be together... See full synopsis »

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Epitomes of Imamura's style.
16 April 2002 | by (Istanbul, Turkey) – See all my reviews

It's really interesting to see one of the early works of Imamura. This film includes epitomes of the overall style of the great director: depiction of the lower, outlaw parts of Japanese society; criticizing both the authority and the society for their conformism with prevailing conditions; use of animals(namely pigs for this film) as an allegory for individuals (here it should be underlined that this object of allegory beats up its master!); and characterizing women as determined individuals who have power within the society, and who are more conscious than men. In order to trace the sources of the stylized director who made brilliant films like Kuroi Ame, Narayama bushiko, and Unagi, this film is a must see.


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